Newsletter SUMMER 2016 | ISSUE 8
PEOPLE IN 02 SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
TACKLING RURAL CRIME
05 CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERS PCC PRIDE AWARDS
06 ARE BACK!
PCC AND CHIEF CONSTABLE LAUNCH BODY WORN CAMERAS Body worn video cameras are set to be rolled out to officers across the Avon and Somerset following a successful pilot. The visible cameras are worn by officers as part of their uniform, the technology records both video and audio evidence. The material captured by the cameras can then be used by the Constabulary as evidence to support criminal prosecutions.
Welcome to my first newsletter since being re-elected in May this year. I am delighted that you have once again chosen me as your Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset. I look forward to grasping the opportunities and facing the challenges ahead. As your PCC, my focus returns to keeping you safe and feeling safe, ensuring I represent your views in my decision making and remain your voice in policing. Listening to local people remains a priority for me so it’s important that I hear from you. I’m currently consulting on the policing priorities so I can hear direct from local people about what matters to them. I would encourage you to have you say. Together, we will continue to work hard to keep you safe and feeling safe.
SUE MOUNTSTEVENS Your Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC)
Sue said: “I welcome the roll out of body worn cameras and feel employing this new technology will achieve better outcomes, create fewer complaints and give local people more confidence in their policing service.
I have always championed openness and transparency and believe body worn cameras will support this.”
They are crucial in transforming the way the police work, not only acting as a tool to support officers, but also ensuring the local communities of Avon and Somerset are safe and feel safe. I have always championed openness and transparency and believe body worn cameras will support this.”